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Synonyms for increase
ɪnˈkris; ˈɪn kris

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. addition, increase, gain(noun)

    a quantity that is added

    "there was an addition to property taxes this year"; "they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks"

    Synonyms:
    add-on, profit, improver, summation, amplification, growth, increment, addition, accession, step-up, plus, gain

    Antonyms:
    lessening, diminution, decrement, drop-off, reduction, decrease, step-down, diminish, lessen, fall, minify

  2. increase(noun)

    a change resulting in an increase

    "the increase is scheduled for next month"

    Synonyms:
    addition, increment, gain, step-up, growth

    Antonyms:
    decrease, decrement, reduction, step-down, lessening, diminution, drop-off, lessen, fall, minify, diminish

  3. increase, increment, growth(noun)

    a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important

    "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"

    Synonyms:
    ontogenesis, gain, growth, emergence, growing, addition, ontogeny, development, maturation, increment, outgrowth, step-up

    Antonyms:
    drop-off, decrease, reduction, decrement, step-down, lessening, diminution, diminish, fall, lessen, minify

  4. increase, increment(noun)

    the amount by which something increases

    "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"

    Synonyms:
    addition, increment, gain, step-up, growth

    Antonyms:
    decrease, decrement, reduction, diminution, step-down, drop-off, lessening, diminish, fall, lessen, minify

  5. increase, step-up(verb)

    the act of increasing something

    "he gave me an increase in salary"

    Synonyms:
    addition, increment, gain, step-up, growth

    Antonyms:
    lessening, decrease, step-down, decrement, diminution, reduction, drop-off, fall, minify, lessen, diminish

  6. increase(verb)

    become bigger or greater in amount

    "The amount of work increased"

    Antonyms:
    decrement, diminution, step-down, decrease, reduction, lessening, drop-off, lessen, fall, minify, diminish

  7. increase(verb)

    make bigger or more

    "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

    Antonyms:
    step-down, drop-off, decrement, decrease, diminution, lessening, reduction, minify, lessen, fall, diminish

Wiktionary

  1. increase(verb)

    to become larger.

    Synonyms:
    raise, gain, rise, increment, soar, go up, up, shoot up, grow

    Antonyms:
    fall, decrement, lowering, drop, loss, shrinkage, cut, reduction, decrease, shrink, plummet, sink, reduce, go down, lower, plunge

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. increase

    To add is to increase by adjoining or uniting: in distinction from multiply, which is to increase by repeating. To augment a thing is to increase it by any means, but this word is seldom used directly of material objects; we do not augment a house, a farm, a nation, etc. We may enlarge a house, a farm, or an empire, extend influence or dominion, augment riches, power or influence, attach or annex a building to one that it adjoins or papers to the document they refer to, annex a clause or a codicil, affix a seal or a signature, annex a territory, attach a condition to a promise. A speaker may amplify a discourse by a fuller treatment throughout than was originally planned, or he may append or subjoin certain remarks without change of what has gone before. We cast up or sum up an account, though add up and make up are now more usual expressions.

    Synonyms:
    add, adjoin, affix, amplify, annex, append, attach, augment, cast up, enlarge, extend, join on, make up, subjoin, sum up

    Antonyms:
    abstract, deduct, diminish, dissever, lessen, reduce, remove, subtract, withdraw

    Preposition:
    Other items are to be added to the account.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. increase(v)

    Synonyms:
    advance, heighten, dilutenhance, aggregate, pile up, raise, magnify, spread

  2. increase(n)

    Synonyms:
    acception, growth, extension

Editors Contribution

  1. make bigger

    Submitted by anonymous on December 18, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. increase(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    grow, augment, be augmented, become greater or larger

  2. increase(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    multiply, be fruitful

  3. increase(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    augment, enlarge, make greater, make larger

  4. increase(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    enhance, raise, advance, heighten, add to

  5. increase(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    extend, prolong

  6. increase(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    aggravate, intensify

  7. increase(n.)

    Synonyms:
    augmentation, enlargement, extension, expansion, growth, addition, accession, increment

  8. increase(n.)

    Synonyms:
    product, produce, gain, profit

  9. increase(n.)

    Synonyms:
    offspring, issue, progeny, descendants

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. increase(n)

    Synonyms:
    augmentation, accretion, increment, accession, amplification, addition, accrument

  2. increase(v)

    Synonyms:
    augment, advance, enlarge, multiply, be prolific, wax, aggravate, enhance, extend, augment, intensify, exacerbate, amplify, magnify, heighten, accelerate

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How to use increase in a sentence?

  1. Sami Khoreibi:

    There's a massive increase in solar power installations in the Mena region. This year we will see contracts 10 times more than last year.

  2. Wang Yilin:

    We will cooperate with Rosneft on this (crude oil supplies increase). We are good friends with Sechin.

  3. Reza Mostafavi Tabatabaei:

    Qatar Petroleum needs the support of Iran now more than any time before. I don't believe it would be possible for Qatar Petroleum to increase production without the cooperation with Iran, if in the long term the( political) situation stayed same as now, also, major( oil) companies may be asked to choose between working in Qatar Petroleum or Saudi/UAE and Egypt, otherwise there be sanctions against them. That’s why I don’t think that developing this project by Qatar Petroleum now will be as easy as before, politically not financially.

  4. Aaron Davis:

    As temperatures increase and rainfall decreases - the suitable area for growing ... diminishes.

  5. Chief Executive Bezhalel Machlis:

    The solid increase in our backlog over the past few years has led to the current growth trend in revenues, while the efforts we have taken to ensure efficient operations and enhance synergies among our business units have enabled us to steadily improve our profitability.


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